Am 25. April läuft in den USA die lang erwartete „Vampire Diaries“-Folge, die gleichzeitig als Piloteiner neuen Serie namens „The Originals“ dient. Wie Produzentin Julie Plec nun durchblicken ließ, könnten die Brüder Klaus und Elijah möglicherweise eine Art Rollentausch vornehmen. Als Klaus (Joseph Morgan) davon erfährt, dass sich die Hexen von New Orleans gegen ihn verbündet haben, reist er in der Episode dorthin, gefolgt von seinem Bruder Elijah (Daniel Gillies). Klaus‘ ehemaliger Schützling Marcel hat die Stadt unter seiner Fuchtel und scheint noch teuflischer und herzloser zu sein, als der Ursprüngliche in seinen schlimmsten Zeiten. Diese neue Geschichte, so Plec, wird hoffentlich Stoff für eine lange Reihe von neuen Folgen bieten.
„‘The Originals‘ wird letztlich die Geschichte von Klaus‘ Wiedergutmachung und vielleicht Elijahs Zusammenbruch sein, denn er wird sich möglicherweise die Hände schmutzig machen müssen, um seinen Bruder unter Kontrolle zu halten“, verriet Plec im Gespräch mit „Entertainment Weekly“ über das Spin-Off. Aber kann Klaus wirklich auf die gute Seite wechseln? „Ich denke, er wäre möglicherweise im Stande dazu, gerettet zu werden, wenn es jemanden gäbe, der verständnisvoll genug ist, ihm zu vergeben“, deutete Joseph Morgan an.
"Vampire Diaries"-Stars Joseph Morgan & Daniel Gillies über "Originals"-Dreh + Fotos zur Pilotfolge!
Am 25. April wird endlich die mit Spannung erwartete Pilotfolge zum „Vampire Diaries"-Spin-Off "The Originals“ ausgestrahlt. Darin kehren Klaus und sein Bruder Elijah nach New Orleans zurück. Eine Stadt, die sie einst mitbegründeten und die sie vor rund 100 Jahren auf der Flucht vor ihrem Vater Mikael verlassen mussten.
Im Interview mit „Entertainment Weekly“ sprachen Hauptdarsteller Joseph Morgan und Co-Star Daniel Gillies über den Dreh im Royal Hotel von New Orleans - das Zuhause von Klaus´ Schützling Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). „Klaus betritt die Party und da sind all diese Leute, die Blut trinken wirklich verrückte Dinge tun", lachte Morgan.
Doch schon bald gab es Ärger wegen der lauten Musik. "Jemand öffnete die Tür und schrie ‘Seid still! Ich versuche zu schlafen!‘", erinnerte sich der Mime, schwärmte zugleich aber von der großartigen Atmosphäre New Orleans. Da konnte Elijah-Darsteller Daniel Gillies seinem Serienbruder nur zustimmen. "Da ist so eine Elektrizität in der Luft und man macht dieses ganze Vampirzeugs ... es ist gigantisch". Die auf "hypable.com“ veröffentlichen Fotos geben zudem einen ersten Vorgeschmack auf "The Originals".
First stills released from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ spinoff ‘The Originals’ backdoor pilot
Check out some images of Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and the new stars of The Originals, the spinoff of The Vampire Diaries premiering next month.
The Originals is a new spinoff series of The Vampire Diaries taking the Original vampires Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt), along with the werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and several new characters to New Orleans for brand new adventures.
If picked up by The CW, The Originals will begin airing in the fall of 2013, but on April 25, The Vampire Diaries will air a special episode that serves as a backdoor pilot to the series, introducing the storyline and the ensemble cast.
Entertainment Weekly has some first look images from the episode in their new issue, which show us some of the major players – including new faces Danielle Campbell (Davina), Charles Michael Davis (Marcel), Leah Pipes (Cami) and Daniella Pineda (Sophie):
On April 25, Vampire Diaries viewers will head to New Orleans, as Julie Plec and company takes us to The Big Easy and into the world of The Originals.
But why wait until then?
Entertainment Weekly features a profile on the proposed spinoff in its latest issue, including a major preview from Plec and your first look at Charles Michael Davis in the key role of Marcel, Klaus' former protege who now runs the city.
Check him out now:
With witches all around him, Plec says Marcel has used some "pretty nefarious acts" to create a guilt-free community of supernaturals down south.
What brings Klaus to town? What else can the executive producer tease about the upcoming episode?
In the April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries, which serves as a backdoor pilot to a New Orleans-set Originals spinoff, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) gets word that witches in The Big Easy are conspiring against him. He returns to the city that his family helped build — and then fled about 100 years ago — to explore the threat. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) follows. ''His interest in Klaus for 1,000 years has been how to dig deep past Klaus' ego and paranoia, and all the things that have made Klaus such a vicious person over the years — he's always searching for some form of redemption for his brother,'' says executive producer Julie Plec. ''What he sees in New Orleans, and what he finds out in the context of a place where they were once happy as a family, is an opportunity to rebuild that with Klaus and with Rebekah and put the broken bits of the Original family back together.''
Pictured is the final scene between the brothers. ''It's a beautiful, simple scene where they talk about their potential future in the town,'' Morgan says. ''After all of the confrontations and all of the history, it's really nice to have a simple scene just about two brothers.''
Julie Plec plaudert Vampire Diaries-Spin-off: Verliebt Klaus sich neu?
Freitag, 05. April 2013 | 19:22 Uhr
Wie wir berichteten, dürfen sich Fans über ein Vampire Diaries-Spin-off freuen, müssen sich dafür aber damit abfinden, dass die originalen Vampire Klaus (Joseph Morgan, 31) und Elijah (Daniel Gillies, 37) Mystic Falls und damit die Serie um Elena (Nina Dobrev, 24), Stefan (Paul Wesley, 30) und Damon (Ian Somerhalder, 34) verlassen und Richtung New Orleans aufbrechen. Die "Vampire Diaries"-Folge, in der die beiden Brüder einen Trip in die Stadt machen, die sie in der Vergangenheit mit aufbauten, flimmerte in den USA bereits über die Bildschirme und Fans fragen sich nun, was im Serienableger insbesondere für ihren lieb gewonnenen Charakter Klaus wohl so geplant ist. Die große Frage: Was wird aus der unterschwelligen Romantik zwischen ihm und Caroline (Candice Accola, 25)?
Die Spannung zwischen den beiden gerät verständlicherweise etwas in den Hintergrund und dann lernt Klaus offenbar tatsächlich jemand Neuen kennen. Wie die Produzentin Julie Plec gegenüber Entertainment Weekly verriet, trifft der Vampir auf die menschliche Cami, gespielt von Leah Pipes (24), eine Psychologie-Studentin, die nebenher in der Bar Rousseau's arbeitet - das Pendant zum Mystic Grill aus "Vampire Diaries". Cami kann Klaus' Interesse wecken, weil sie im Gegenteil zu vielen Menschen, die er kennt und die ihn als schlimmen Bösewicht erlebten, anscheinend nicht das Schlechteste von ihm annimt. "Sie weigert sich, zu glauben, dass es das Böse gibt", erklärte Julie, "sie glaubt, dass jede Person eine Geschichte hat und dass man nur tief genug graben muss, um diese Geschichte herauszufinden."
Ein spannender Auftakt für eine potenzielle Love-Story. Doch zugleich versicherte die Serienschöpferin, dass Klaus nicht direkt völlig von Caroline loskomme - dafür sei ihre Verbindung zu stark. Wir dürfen also gespannt sein, was Joseph Morgan als Klaus in "The Originals" so alles erleben und ob er die Herausforderungen auf seine typische diabolische Art meistern wird.
Kleine Aktualisierung vom The Vampire Diaries Spin Off " The Originals "
Behind the Scene : First Look at the " Orginials "
According to a recent tweet from Vampire Diaries showrunner Julie Plec, the first episode of The Originals began filming on Tuesday (March 5) which means that TVD’s spin-off is officially underway! And in celebration of this momentous occasion, Chris Grismer (who has worked on TVD, Pretty Little Liars, and The Secret Circle) is directing the backdoor pilot and posted a few photos of the gorgeous cast (Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, and Phoebe Tonkin) hanging out on set. Check them out in action below!
Joseph who plays the malicious yet alluring Klaus, also joined in on the fun with a a little teaser for fans: “Day one. Forget what you know, or what you think you know #beoriginal.”Ahh! Whatever does he mean by that? Guess we’ll have to wait until April 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW to find out for sure!
So tell us, lovelies: Will you be tuning in to this very special episode of The Vampire Diaries come April?
Sneak Peek Fotos from the " Orginials " Pilot : Joseph Morgan as Klaus , Daniel Gillies as Elijah and more
It’s no secret that fans of The Vampire Diaries are excited for the spin-off series The Originals. A weekly dose of Mikaelson family drama and tantalizing supernatural mysteries? We don’t know about you but that sounds like the perfect follow-up to Mystic Falls mayhem for sure! And during TVD Season 4, Episode 20, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt) will be heading down to New Orleans to shake things up much like Stefan and Damon did in “We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street.”
However, this getaway is anything but a spring break for the most vicious fang gang of all. They aren’t hitting up the Big Easy to toss back shots, snap their fingers to jazz music, collect bead necklaces in return for wild antics, and chow down on craw-fish. While the sophisticated Mikaelson clan definitely plans on soaking in as much southern culture as possible, they’re there strictly on business terms. What business exactly? We can’t say yet (hint: it’s a dark and dangerous mission), but we do we have new images from the backdoor pilot episode to share with you below!
Enjoy a first glimpse of the Originals and its cast members (including Charles Michael David as Marcel, Daniella Pineda as Sophie, Leah Pipes as Camille, and Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley) in the gallery below. For more juicy photos and spoilers about The Originals, be sure to pick up a copy of this week’s Entertainment Weekly issue from newsstands!
Klaus kehrt zu seiner Vergangenheit in New Orleans zurück. Seine Fragen führen ihn zu seinem ehemaligen Schützling, dem charismatischen Vampir Marcel (Gaststar Charles Michael Davis), der die absolute Kontrolle über die menschlichen und übernatürlichen Bewohner New Orleans hat. Elijah ist entschlossen seinem Bruder bei der Suche nach der Erlösung zu helfen. Er muss aber schnell lernen, dass auch Hayley (Gaststar Phoebe Tonkin) im Französischen Quarter auf der Suche nach ihrer Familiengeschichte ist und sich in die Hände einer mächtigen, gefallenen Hexe namens Sophie (Gaststar Daniella Pineda) begegeben hat. Währenddessen verfolgen Damon und Stefan weiter ihren Plan für Elena.
‘Vampire Diaries’ Spinoff ‘The Originals’ Releases First Poster and Description
The CW seems to have opened a hole in its fall lineup recently, removing ‘Cult‘ off the schedule in a move that likely represents cancellation. And while ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ has already been renewed for a fifth season, will upcoming backdoor pilot / spinoff ‘The Originals‘ find a place on the lineup? The April 25 episode already has its own full poster, so check it out inside and learn what will happen when Klaus moves to New Orleans!
April 25 will see The CW undertaking an experiment to spin-off ‘Vampire Diaries’ fan-favorite character Klaus (Joseph Morgan) into his own series, via backdoor pilot episode “The Originals. Featuring Rebekah (Claire Holt), Elijah (Daniel Gilles) and newcomer Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), along with along with a number of others, today we’ve gotten our first look at the episode/spin-off’s accompany poster, tagline “In New Orleans, the air is thick with blood,” as well as accompanying description:
Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in New Orleans, Klaus makes a trip to the town he and his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie.
Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Damon and Stefan continue with their plan for Elena, while Katherine (Nina Dobrev) reveals a surprising vulnerability to Rebekah and asks her to deliver a message.
Courtesy of Entertainment Tonight, you can check out the new poster below, and tell us if you’ll tune in for April 25′s ‘The Originals’ in the comments!
The Vampire Diaries Extended Promo 4x20 - The Originals [HD]
Veröffentlicht am 18.04.2013
For months now we’ve been hearing about the ‘Vampire Diaries‘ Klaus-centric spinoff ‘The Originals,’ to be presented in a backdoor pilot in the April 25 ‘TVD’ episode of the same name. Now, in addition to the teasery photos we’ve seen, The CW has given us our first official look at ‘The Originals’ through its trailer, but can Joseph Morgan’s Klaus hack it on his own in New Orleans?
‘The Vampire Diaries’ and Klaus fans alike will certainly want to check out April 25 episode ‘The Originals,’ highlighting the fan-favorite vampire as he returns to his roots in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The new series will follow Klaus as he arrives in a town he helped build centuries ago, and is reunited with his diabolical former protege Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). Recent ‘Vampire Diaries’ series regular Phoebe Tonkin will reprise her role as werewolf character Hayley, along with Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Elijah (Daniel Gilles).
Should The CW decide to take ‘The Originals’ to series, ‘Vampire Diaries’ executive producer and episode writer Julie Plec will serve as showrunner, with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo acting as executive producers.
The backdoor pilot/spinoff will air as a ‘Vampire Diaries’ episode on April 25, but how would you like a first look? See ‘The Originals’ for yourself in the brand-new trailer below!
Vampire Diaries: The CW bestellt Spin-off The Originals
The CW eröffnet in diesem Jahr das Rennen um die Neuzugänge und hat als erster Sender in diesem Frühjahr einem Projekt die Serienbestellung gegeben. Das Vampire Diaries-Spin-off The Originals hat diese Ehre erhalten.
Obwohl viele Analysten die Einschaltquoten des Backdoor-Piloten „The Originals“ zur Serie „The Vampire Diaries“ als schlechtes Omen werteten, haben die Verantwortlichen des Senders The CW ein positives Urteil gefällt. Laut TV.com schicken sie „The Originals“ in Serie. Nicht nur das: Angeblich wurde statt der üblichen 13 Episoden für eine neue Serie hier gleich eine volle Staffel mit 22 Episoden bestellt.
Im Backdoor-Piloten zu „The Originals“ kehrt Klaus (Joseph Morgan) nach New Orleans zurück, das er einst zu seiner Blüte gebracht hatte. Dass die Serie vielversprechend ist, aber an den typischen „Serienpilotkrankheiten“ leidet, urteilte Serienjunkies.de®-Rezensentin Loryn Pörschke in ihrem Review zur Episode.
Die Hauptrollen in „The Originals“ übernehmen Joseph Morgan, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Danielle Campbell, Charles Michael Davis und Leah Pipes.
„The Vampire Diaries“-Co-Schöpferin Julie Plec, Leslie Morgenstein und Gina Girolamo bilden das Team der Executive Producer von „The Originals“. Wie die Mutterserie wird das neue Projekt von Alloy Entertainment in Zusammenarbeit mit Warner Bros. Television und CBS Television Studios produziert. Alloy ist die Heimat der Buchvorlage, während Warner und CBS den Sender The CW betreiben. Plec ist designierte Showrunnerin.
Am Donnerstag lief in den USA die Backdoorpilot-Folge von The Originals im TV.
Kurz nach der Ausstrahlung hat der Sender CW die erste Staffel von The Originals bestellt. Vermutlich wird es auch 22 Folgen und nicht wie bisher bekannt 13 Folgen geben. Auch ist bereits bekannt, dass die Serie in den USA im Herbst 2013 ausgestrahlt werden soll. Ob und wann es das Spin Off von The Vampire Diaries auch zu uns schafft, ist nicht bekannt. Sobald wir es wissen, erfahrt es hier.
Joseph Morgan, der in The Vampire Diaries den Urvampir Klaus spielt, freut sich bestimmt auch darüber, dass er mit dem Spin-Off The Originals, die jetzt als Serie bestellt ist, eine Hauptrolle ausfüllen kann. Auch in Großbritannien sind alle im VD-Fieber und so gehört es sich für Digital Spy, mal bei Joseph nachzuforschen, was uns im Spin-Off erwartet.
Der Schauspieler berichtet, dass das übergeordnete Thema der Handlungsstränge in The Vampire Diaries schon immer die Familie gewesen sei: “Wir können unseren Familienmitgliedern schreckliche Dinge antun, aber wehe es kommt eine Person von außerhalb, die versucht, es mit uns aufzunehmen!” Und so denke er, dass dies ein Thema der Serie sein wird – Familie. Außerdem würde ja noch die Sorte von Machtkämpfen hinzukommen. “Vampire Diaries erzählt mehr die Geschichte vom Erwachsen werden und ich denke, The Originals wird epischer”, erzählt Joseph. Es wäre auch schon im Backdoor Piloten zu sehen – es braue sich ein Krieg zusammen. Der Umfang wäre größer, es gehe weniger um Abschlussbälle, sondern mehr um den Krieg zwischen Vampiren und Hexen.
'Vampire Diaries' Joseph Morgan Q&A: 'The Originals is epic'
We love The Vampire Diaries here at Digital Spy (like, possibly a little too much) so you can imagine how excited we were when we heard about the show's spinoff - which will focus on Klaus and the Original family in New Orleans. Yeah, I know, amazing.
Anyway, this week's episode of The Vampire Diaries (airing tomorrow on ITV2, fact fans) will act as a pilot for the series, so we called up Joseph Morgan for a quick chat about what the show's about, what it means for Klaus and Caroline, and also what we can expect from the final few episodes of this season of The Vampire Diaries...
Are you excited about 'The Originals' finally airing? You must have been looking forward to it for a while! "Yeah, definitely - ever since I signed on and certainly since I read the script and we went up to New Orleans to film it and everything. But yeah, absolutely - there's been loads of anticipation and even before it was ever a real thing there were all these fanmade trailers about it, so I just hope now it lives up to people's expectations. I'm excited for everyone to see all the work we put in!"
So can you give us an overview about what this episode is about? "It's set in New Orleans - New Orleans is a town where the Original family used to live at around the turn of the century. We actually built the town - myself and my young protégé Marcel - and then my family and I had to leave unexpectedly. So while I'm in Mystic Falls I hear that some witches there are plotting against me - they're starting to make a move against me - so I go back to New Orleans. The idea plays on my mind that someone is trying to play against me or do something against me and my ego, my vanity gets the better of me and I go back to see who it is. And in doing that, I open up a whole can of worms where my young protégé is now running New Orleans, running the town, and he's got the humans to look the other way, he's controlling the witches, he's driven out the werewolves, he's got the whole town in the palm of his hand. I see that and I go, 'Wait a minute, that should be me - I was the one who built this town with him'. What the episode is about is me realising, 'Wait a second, I want this - I want what he's got'."
Now The Originals has been picked up to become a series on its own, what will that be about? "I think the overriding theme of our storylines within The Vampire Diaries has always been about family. We can do terrible things to our family members but woe betide the person from outside who comes in and tries to mess with us! And so I think that's going to be a theme of the series - family. And then also the sort of power struggle. Vampire Diaries is kind of a coming of age story, and I think The Originals is definitely more sort of epic. It's even in the backdoor pilot that you'll see - it's almost like a war is brewing. It's on a grander scale - it's less about prom and more about a war between the vampires and the witches. So it's good!"
You mentioned family just then - the Mikaelsons must be one of the most dysfunctional families ever! I mean, Klaus just betrayed Rebekah with Silas and the cure - what's going on with them at the moment? "It's probably at its most fragile since he daggered her in the '20s, I think! She's absolutely done with him, and he is with her. Essentially they've reached a point where they just don't want the same thing at all. Rebekah, I think, wants the cure - she wants to be human again, she wants to be loved, she's looking for all of these feelings. And Klaus, he wants something entirely different. He embraces his true nature and he thinks the very things that she loves are the things that make her weak. I suppose that's ironic, because he loves her and probably his vulnerability in terms of family is one of the things that make him weak. But yeah, they're not in a good place right now. Elijah wants her to come to New Orleans with him so they can all be together and they can tackle this thing that's going on down there as a family, and I don't think Rebekah's very keen on that idea."
You mentioned Klaus's vulnerability in terms of family, but we've also seen him vulnerable in terms of Caroline recently. What's coming up for them? "Well, this is interesting, isn't it? I would say with the tremendous outpouring of support from the fans for The Originals, the one thing that's been in question the whole time is what's going to happen with Caroline now? Because two characters, each on different shows - you're putting an ocean between them. But I'll say this - I know that there's no other love interest in the near future for Klaus. I know that he's very much still enamoured with Caroline Forbes - he's still very much interested in that.
"And I think there's a huge amount of crossovers planned for the two shows. The whole idea is to expand this world which [executive producers] Julie [Plec] and Kevin [Williamson] created, and so I think that I would be really surprised if we didn't see the characters crossing over. Or at least pen pals! That would be very Klaus, wouldn't it? Very kind of old school, writing her beautiful letters, beautiful calligraphy, from New Orleans. But I can also reveal that there's reference to it in the 'Originals' episode, which I think there needed to be. It's not just like, 'Oh, wait a minute, what happened about Caroline? Why isn't he concerned about that?' And I think there are scenes coming up... Also I know that Julie and all the writers are very much aware of how important that is to the fans, and it will be treated with respect and with care."
It's interesting you say there are no other love interests in Klaus's near future, because Hayley's in 'The Originals' and last time she was with Klaus they shared an amorous moment, shall we say! But there's nothing going on with them? "I can't wait for you to see the episode - it's going to blow your mind! Do you know what, it's made reference to in the episode, what happened between them. I don't think there's a future in that way for those characters, but what we've done is given a complicated history to them so already there's something between them, which makes things a little more complicated. I think it's just making things a little more interesting - it's stirring the pot a little more.
"And also I like that whole storyline. I feel like he is extremely flawed, Klaus, and the fact that he would sort of be keeping himself pure for Caroline - it's not realistic in terms of the character. I think no matter how much he loves her he still makes huge mistakes and errors of judgement all the time - talk about not learning from the last thousand years! But yeah, I think it only serves to make things more interesting and make him more rounded as a character."
We're almost at the end of this season of The Vampire Diaries now - what hints can you give us about Silas and the cure in these last couple episodes? "They're actually shooting scenes from the last three episodes at the moment, filling in all the gaps, everything they missed. And I can tell you... I mean, when I read the finale the main thing I wanted to know is, 'Who's going to get the cure?' That's what I was the most excited about - who on Earth is going to get the cure? And I can tell you it's not what you think. I can tell you that it's going to be... I think it's going to be a surprise for everyone. It certainly took me unawares. There's also some appearances in the coming episodes which people should get very excited about. There's some characters that people should be excited to see."
Some familiar faces? "[Ums and ahhs] Possibly some familiar faces, yes! I'm on the line now, you know what I mean?"
I guess I don't want to get you in trouble! "Exactly!"
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KLAUS RETURNS TO HIS PAST IN NEW ORLEANS — Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in New Orleans, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) makes a trip to the town he and his family helped build. Klaus' questions lead him to a reunion with his former protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) follows Klaus and soon learns that Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie (Daniella Pineda).
Ian Somerhalder im Interwiev über den Spin Off von Vampire Diaries - Originals Ian Somerhalder worried about ‘Vamp Diaries’ spin-off
Somerhalder is unsure how 'The Originals' will affect 'The Vampire Diaries,' confirms he will not be guesting on the off-shoot.
May 16, 2013 10:44:00 AM
Since The CW announced the pick-up of The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, Mystic Falls regulars have been anxiously wondering how the new show will affect the, well, original. Apparently this worry extends to the Vampire Diaries cast as well, as star Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) was compelled to express his own concerns about the series at a Toronto event Wednesday.
While at promo party for Cree LED light bulbs, a product he is advocating through the environment-conscious Ian Somerhalder Foundation, Somerhalder noted he’s nervous about The Originals, particularly whether it will — for lack of a better word — suck some of the viewer-grabbing magic that TVD has conjured over four seasons.
“To be honest with you, it makes me a little uneasy,” Somerhalder said of the spin-off. “Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt and Daniel Gillies are phenomenal actors. For selfish reasons and for our show — for the integrity of our show, I don’t want to see them leave.”
Somerhalder said he is “unclear” on how The Originals is going to function in conjunction with TVD. He believes Morgan, Holt and Gillies, who play original vampires Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah, respectively, will “float back and forth” between the shows, but really “[doesn't] know.”
One person who will not be floating between the shows is Somerhalder himself. He vehemently noted that his character, Damon Salvatore, will not be appearing on The Originals.
No floating!” he said when asked about possible guest spots. “Just treading.”
In addition to commenting on The Originals, Somerhalder also offered some limited scoop on Thursday’s TVD finale. “Elena does make a very important decision,” Somerhalder teased, likely referring to Nina Dobrev’s character’s own romantic back-and-forth between the two Salvatore brothers.
While the actor/activist wouldn’t get specific as to which way Elena sways, the following addendum could point to some future depression for Delena fans. (Or perhaps Somerhalder’s feelings towards his recent real-life break-up with Dobrev.)
“In life … we really want things to happen and they don’t happen the way we want them to,” Somerhalder says. “We are in love with someone and we can’t have them, or we can have them but it’s not right. These are things that we all go through and it’s been happening to Damon all season.”
The Vampire Diaries finale airs Thursday, May 16 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW. It will be rebroadcast on CTV Two next Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET.
Familie ist Macht. Die Mitglieder der Urvampir-Familie hat sich dies vor tausenden von Jahren gegenseitig geschworen. Sie sicherten sich zu, für immer und ewig zusammen zu bleiben. Nun aber sind Jahrhunderte vergangen und das Band der Familie ist zerbrochen. Die Zeit, Tragödien und Machthunger haben die Familie der Urvampire auseinander gerissen. (…) Die Spannungen zwischen den vielen übernatürlichen Fraktionen in New Orleans stehen kurz vor der Grenze der Belastbarkeit, während Marcel seinen Getreuen seine Regeln streng und mit Macht erteilt. Für Klaus ist es undenkbar, dass sein machtvoller Schützling zurückschlägt, deswegen schwört er, das zurückzufordern, was einmal ihm gehört hat – die Macht, die Stadt und seine Familie. Und während Elijah und Klaus abwarten, ob ihre Schwester Rebekah Mystic Falls verlassen wird und zu ihnen kommt, bilden die beiden Brüder ein unsichereres Bündnis mit den Hexen, um sicherzustellen, dass New Orleans wieder von den ‘Originalen’ regiert wird.
Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed and the bonds of family are broken. Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart. When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that the werewolf Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie. Tensions between the town’s supernatural factions are nearing a breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. For Klaus, the thought of answering to his powerful protégé is unthinkable, and he vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family. While they wait to see if their sister Rebekah will leave Mystic Falls and join them, Klaus and Elijah form an uneasy alliance with the witches to ensure that New Orleans will be ruled by THE ORIGINALS once again. The series stars Joseph Morgan (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Immortals”) as Klaus, Daniel Gillies (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Saving Hope”) as Elijah, Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars”) as Rebekah, Phoebe Tonkin (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Secret Circle”) as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Switched at Birth”) as Marcel, Daniella Pineda (“The Fitzgerald Family Christmas,” “Homeland”) as Sophie, Leah Pipes (“The Deep End,” “Sorority Row”) as Cami and Danielle Campbell (“Starstruck,” “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection”) as Davina. THE ORIGINALS is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl”) and Gina Girolamo (“The Lying Game”) are executive producers. Plec wrote the pilot episode, which was directed by Chris Grismer (“The Vampire Diaries”).